Introduction

Removing the back cover exposes all the internal components of the laptop. Removing the back cover will void your warranty, so use caution not to damage any of the components inside.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Place the laptop on a flat surface with the bottom side facing up. Place the tip of a spudger or finger into the hole on the battery release slider.
    • Place the laptop on a flat surface with the bottom side facing up.

    • Place the tip of a spudger or finger into the hole on the battery release slider.

  2. Use the spudger to move the slider to the right and hold it there. With the slider held, use your other hand to pull the battery back away from the laptop.
    • Use the spudger to move the slider to the right and hold it there.

    • With the slider held, use your other hand to pull the battery back away from the laptop.

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  4. This step will void your device warranty.
    • This step will void your device warranty.

    • Use the screwdriver to pierce the warranty sticker.

    • Unscrew and remove the #0 6mm Phillips screw and set it aside.

  5. Slide the back panel towards you. The best spots to place your fingers are on the bumpers. Lift on the front edge to remove the panel.
    • Slide the back panel towards you. The best spots to place your fingers are on the bumpers.

    • Lift on the front edge to remove the panel.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Once you have the back cover off, you can insert aluminum foil into a tiny connector, which will allow you to flash the BIOS and boot any operating system, not just ChromeOS. Using this method, I completely wiped ChromeOS from my C710 and installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Definitely worth it, because now I have a sub-$300 Linux netbook with a removable battery, standard keyboard with CAPS lock (most Chromebooks don't), and no ugly Windows key.

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